The Challenges of Scoping, and how you can avoid them
Happy hump day readers.
As part of the lead up to the release of our new course next month, we are discussing a key part of implementing a Lean project within your business or organisation, Scoping.
After initial request, Scoping is the second step of the St Andrews Model – the framework we use to implement projects for clients across the world – and is all about understanding the process you wish to change, the project team members, and the outcomes that you seek.
A scoping meeting typically lasts three to four hours and will involve focus on the following sorts of questions:
- Why do we want to do this piece of work?
- Where does the process we are talking about start and finish?
- What do we hope to achieve?
- Who do we need to involve?
- How long will it take?
Whether you are implementing a project as a Lean leader in your business or organisation, or we are working with you ourselves on a Lean project, having this understanding is a prerequisite for any subsequent work, but it can be fraught with challenges. Ask the wrong questions and you will have poor scoping for your project, which in turn, whether due to the right people not being in the room at redesign with the understanding of the existing process or due to the right amount of uninterrupted time not being set aside, will not lead to any optimisation and your time and money will have been better spent elsewhere.
During the course we will teach you how to use tools, such as the Quad of Aims and BOSCARD, that will help you have a high-quality scoping and consequently ensure your processes are elevated as they should be.
Get in touch with us at [email protected] to book your place.